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''The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show'' (Episode aired 1/November/1954)

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''The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show'' (Episode aired 1/November/1954)


Published 1954


An episode of the classic TV comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which I presume aired during the 1st of November, 1954. This episodes consists of two segments: one with Gracie trying to get a drivers licence, and a second about George writing a book. Contains original commercials, but my video source is mediocre.


Run time 29:19
Production Company CBS Television Network
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White

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Reviewer: richgoup - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2012
Subject: Auto License Bureau/ George Becomes an Author
The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show.
Season 5. episode 5.
Original air date: 1 November 1954.
Gracie tests the patience of a driver`s license examiner.
Cast: George Burns (George Burns), Gracie Allen (Gracie Allen), Harry Von Zell (Harry Von Zell/ Announcer), Bea Benadaret (Blanche Morton), Larry Keating (Harry Morton), John Gallaudet (Mr. Harkness), Louise Lorimer (Mrs. Foster), Dayton Lummis (Jack Goodman), Stafford Repp (The Man at The Counter) and Ken Christy (The Cup).
From IMDB.
Reviewer: bgrauman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2011
Subject: A rare example of a filmed episode WITH original commercials...
This episode indeed aired on November 1, 1954- but it wasn't "live". This originally aired during the third season of filmed episodes [there were six altogether]. George & Gracie originally appeared live on alternate weeks during their first two seasons (1950-'52). However, after the success of "I LOVE LUCY", George's business manager advised him to start filming the show, as well as producing and owning it. George agreed, formed "McCadden Productions" (named after the street his offices were located), and began filming a weekly version of the series at General Service Studios {the live shows had been staged at CBS' Columbia Square facilities} for the 1952-'53 season. In doing so, he made an important decision: he eliminated the live audience, because it was faster (and cheaper) to film each episode without one- and it allowed Gracie to concentrate more on memorizing the scripts beforehand. However, George DID screen each episode before a studio audience, adding their reactions to the final soundtracks.

This is one example of how a filmed episode originally appeared in 1954, with the original titles [the 1957-'58 opening title was used in syndicated prints], sponsor I.D.'s, Harry Von Zell's pitches for Carnation Evaporated Milk (and alternate sponsor B.F. Goodrich's tires; they co-sponsored the series through 1957), and sequences that were eliminated when the show went into syndication in 1958.
Reviewer: Earlon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2010
Subject: A catalog site for Classic TV shows
If you like Classic TV from of the 50's, I found a catalog site that makes it easy to find and watch episodes streaming from Archive.org at:

The Classic TV Channel

There are currently over 400 individual episodes of about 30 different programs, and the site is growing day by day. Check it out!
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2009
Subject: Yes, I Uploaded This
I uploaded this several months ago. It is amusingly silly and entertainly funny.

Aired on CBS..Recorded via Kinescope (known as "telerecording" in UK).

Produced in what US state? I presume New York but I could be wrong.
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